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Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

 Activities at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

Amphitheater

Amphitheater

The amphitheater is located centrally in the campground and is used for interpretive programs year round. Please contact the ranger station for more details.

Beaches

Beaches

Swim, sun, beachcomb for sea beans and watch shorebirds along 3.2 miles of quiet, white quartz sand beaches with the emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico lapping on the shore. A tram running every 2 hours starting at 9 AM will take you to the beach or if you choose you can walk or bike a half-mile along the path to the beach. Beach carts can be rented for $10 for 24 hours; $6 for each additional day. Kayaks can be rented for the day for $55. Stop by the Campground Store to make arrangements.

Bicycling

Bicycling

Come and enjoy a beautiful ride along our half-mile stretch of paved road that leads to the beach. Riders may conveniently access the newly paved county path along Hwy 30A into the park. Bicycles can be rented at the Campground Store. Prices are $18 for the day; $35 for three days; $50 for one week. Please remember state law requires riders under the age of 16 to wear a properly fitted bike helmet.

Birding

Birding

Topsail Hill Preserve has more than 13 miles of trails for viewing a variety of birds - both inland and along the shore. Visitors can see threatened snowy plovers and piping plovers. Topsail Hill Preserve is part of the Great Florida Birding Trail. Visitors can see red shouldered hawks, eastern bluebirds, red cardinals and ospreys.

Cabins

Cabins

Catch the tram from Topsail Hill's bungalows and cabins to 3.2 miles of white sandy beaches. One bedroom bungalows are located within Gregory E. Moore RV campground near the tram stop. Available for weekly rental, each bungalow is fully furnished and equipped with all appliances, cable TV and linens. A sleeper sofa in the living area provides additional sleeping accommodations. Each bungalow has a carport, full kitchen, bathroom, living room and utility room.

Cabins accommodate up to six people with two bedrooms and two baths, full kitchen and a living/dining area. Cabin amenities include a screened porch, picnic table and grill. The initial set of linens is provided.

Phones are not provided.

Reservations may be made up to 11 months in advance through ReserveAmerica. Book Online or call (800) 326-3521 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.) or TDD (888) 433-0287. Pets are not permitted in cabins.

There is a minimum two nights stay in cabins on weekends and holidays, either Friday and Saturday night, or Saturday and Sunday nights. A single Friday or Saturday night may be reserved only if the following Saturday or Sunday night is already reserved.

Bungalow Rental:
$100.00 per night, plus tax, August 1 - January 31.
$120.00 per night, plus tax, February 1 - July 31.

Cabin Rental:
$130.00 per night, plus tax, August 1 - January 31.
$145.00 per night, plus tax, February 1 - July 31.

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Camping, Full Facility

Camping, Full Facility

The Gregory E Moore RV Resort has 156 sites with water, 30 or 50 amp electric, digital cable, sewer, (non-heated) swimming pool, laundry facilities and shuffleboard courts. Bathrooms with showers are heated and cooled. Big rigs welcome.

Twenty-two tent sites include an elevated tent pad, a fire ring and water and electric hook-ups. A restroom with showers is located in the tent camping area. Pets are welcome at the campsites.

Campers can bike, walk or take a tram ride to the beach. A camp store offers camping items, as well as snacks and drinks.

Maximum RV length = 45 ft.

Reservations: Reservations may be made up to 11 months in advance through ReserveAmerica. Book Online or call (800) 326-3521 (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.) or TDD (888) 433-0287.

Canoeing & Kayaking

Canoeing & Kayaking

Visitors can canoe on Lake Campbell, a rare coastal dune lake. Canoes can be rented at the Campground Store. Cash or check only, please. $35 for four hours; $55 for the day. Canoes cannot be brought into the park because of the possibility of introducing exotic plants into the dune lake. 

Concession & Restaurant

Concession & Restaurant

Topsail Hill Preserve State Park has a small concession located in the park office for campers and visitors. The small store has basic recreation and camping items for your convenience.

Fishing

Fishing

Try your luck on our excellent fishing spots. Enjoy fresh water fishing on one of our coastal dune lakes. These lakes are full of many types of freshwater fish including bass, pan fish, and freshwater catfish. The 3.2 mile stretch of secluded beach is excellent for saltwater fishing. Catch a pompano, red fish, Spanish or king mackerel. A fishing license may be required for fresh and saltwater fishing.

Hiking/Nature Trail

Hiking/Nature Trail

Explore our Morris Lake Nature Trail as it meanders 2.5 miles through ancient dunes and scrub communities. Along this trail you can see old remnants of iron tracks from the first WWII missile development program in the U.S. Hikers can also enjoy miles of abandoned jeep trails within the park. Along Campbell Lake Nature Trail, enthusiasts may discover a diverse array of plants and animals covering an area of over 5 miles.

Pets

Pets

Pets are allowed at Topsail Hill and must be well behaved and on a six-foot leash at all times.

Picnic Pavilion

Picnic Pavilion

The beach located off of Hwy 98 has a small picnic pavilion for visitors to enjoy. NOTE: The entrance off of Hwy 98 is closed due to a restoration project.  Visitors must enter through the main park entrance off of Hwy 30-A and hike to the picnic area.

Picnicking

Picnicking

Enjoy a picnic under our picnic pavilions located at the end of Topsail Road and near the beach boardwalk. NOTE:  Topsail Road is closed due to a restoration project. Visitors must enter through the main park entrance off of Hwy 30-A and hike to the picnic area.

Restroom Facilities

Restroom Facilities

Located in our day-use area parking lot off of Hwy. 30A, there is a tram station along with picnic tables and ADA restrooms. Our campground has two large ADA bath houses and a laundry facility. There is an ADA restroom near our beach boardwalk at the end of the tram road. 

Showers, Day Visitors

Showers, Day Visitors

There are outdoor showers for rinsing off after a day at the beach near the beach bathhouse at the end of the tram path.

Swimming

Swimming

Swim in the emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico anywhere along 3.2 miles of quiet, white quartz sand beaches. Lifeguards are not available.

Tours

Tours

Topsail Hill offers ranger programs weekly for all visitors to enjoy. Please see our Ranger Program section.

Visitor Center

Visitor Center

Come to our visitor center located at the main office in the campground off of Hwy 30A and receive information on the park and local attractions. The park has an internet connection located on the clubhouse porch across from the park office.

Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife Viewing

Topsail Hill Preserve State Park has excellent trails, beaches and lakes for viewing wildlife, including birds, reptiles and mammals. Topsail Hill Preserve is part of the Great Florida Birding Trail.